Former US Open winner, Bianca Andreescu will miss the upcoming Madrid Masters next week after testing positive for Covid-19. Unfortunately, she has joined the list of many tennis players to have tested positive for Covid-19.
The World No.6 had made good progress post her injury, as she went onto make the finals of the Miami Masters last month. Although she retired at the final hurdle, there was plenty of promise shown. Sadly, this has come as another set-back for the girl from Ontario.
Declaring her status on twitter, the 20-year-old, said, “After testing negative twice before my flight to Madrid, I was sadly informed that I had tested positive upon arrival for COVID-19 and therefore will not be playing at the Madrid Open later this week.“
“I am feeling good, I am resting, and continuing to follow the health protocols and safety guidelines. I look forward to getting back on the court very soon,” Andreescu added.”
Bianca’s Severe knee injury after winning 2019 US Open
After the high of US Open victory in 2019, Andreescu had to also deal with a severe knee injury, which forced her out of action for 15 months, before the pandemic emerged.
While the pandemic has once again gathered momentum across the globe, it is encouraging to see the WTA & ATP urging players to take the vaccine.